Supertramp – It’s Raining Again

I heard this song in Jr High and couldn’t help but like it. It has a very good melody and is a really good pop song.

The song was written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and was on the album Famous Last Words in 1982. The album peaked at #5 in the Billboard album charts, #1 in Canada, and #6 in the UK in 1982.

The song peaked at #11 in the Billboard 100, #4 in Canada, and #26 in the UK

At the end of the song they repeat a nursery rhyme called “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”.

Roger Hodgson: I wrote It’s Raining Again on a day when I was feeling sad because I’d lost a friend. I was in England looking outside the window and it was pouring rain and literally, the song came to me. I started playing these chords on this pump organ and I just started singing It’s Raining Again.

The first version of it was much slower and more melancholy and then when I recorded it with Supertramp I decided to increase the tempo and it was more upbeat. So it’s another of my songs with a sad lyric set to up upbeat melody.

The five members of Supertramp all appear in the video. At the beginning, John Helliwell is a street musician playing an alto saxophone. Before the first chorus, Dougie Thomson appears as the bus driver (this was the last filmed video where Thomson would appear with his then trademark moustache and beard). Hodgson plays the guitar-playing bus passenger. Lastly, Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg play the two pickup truck rednecks.

It’s Raining Again

It’s raining again
Oh no, my love’s at an end.
Oh no, it’s raining again
and you know it’s hard to pretend.
Oh no, it’s raining again
Too bad I’m losing a friend.
Oh no, it’s raining again
Oh will my heart ever mend.
Oh no, it’s raining again
You’re old enough some people say
To read the signs and walk away
It’s only time that heals the pain
And makes the sun come out again
It’s raining again
Oh no, my love’s at an end.
Oh no, it’s raining again
Too bad I’m losing a friend.

C’mon you little fighter
No need to get uptighter
C’mon you little fighter
And get back up again
Oh get back up again
Fill your heart again…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Raining_Again

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

11 thoughts on “Supertramp – It’s Raining Again”

  1. Quite a decent song, as the charts so they were VERY big in Canada. I liked that album, but like ‘Tusk’ or ‘The Long Run’ it was a feeling of “hmm…not as good as the last work!”

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  2. Agree, definitely a catchy pop tune. Supertramp were quite big in Germany while I was growing up, and I listened to them frequently at the time. My absolute favorite was the “Breakfast in America” album. I may no longer be as crazy about it, but I think if I listened to it again, I probably would still find it reasonably enjoyable.

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